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Readers' Rigs
The PezCycling News Readers' Rigs is our version of the post ride coffee stop 'show & shine', where you PEZ-Fans show & tell us about your own personal bike. Looking at beautiful bicycles never gets old so if you've got a ride you think is special, send us an email with a short intro to your bike and why you think it deserves a place on our hallowed halls. • Use the subject line "Readers' Rigs" and email us at [email protected]


Thursday December 13, 2018
After reading about a classic bike restoration here on Pez, reader Paul from Oregon couldn't help but perform a resto of his own. His weapon of choice is this 1963 Cinelli Supercorsa that thanks to some fine restoration looks just as fine as the day it was sold over half a century ago.
Thursday December 6, 2018
We've had everything from custom carbon, aero wonder superbikes and even museum stunners featured in Readers' Rigs but we've never had a bull horned, custom steel bike until today. Kevin from Lancanshire's unique steel ride certainly qualifies for Readers' Rigs though as he and his machine have a very cool story behind their time together that includes over 25 years of ownership of ups and downs and thousands upon thousands of miles.
Friday November 30, 2018
Let's step back in time for a look at a classic machine from Italy decked out in Italy's finest Campagnolo C-Record of the era - a Tommasini Diamante. From Italy to North Carolina to the International pages of Pez, it's Readers' Rigs time.
Friday November 9, 2018
Normally associated with Ferrari, today's Readers' Rig is instead a Lamborghini styled Colnago C50 modified by its owner for his ultimate ride. A highly original custom paint job, Campagnolo record gearing, Zipp wheels and a light weight are just some of the features of this unique ride.
Friday October 19, 2018
Today we welcome back one of our most famous Readers' Rigs alumni, George from San Diego. His new rig is an Italian stallion, Bianche Oltre XR.2 like no other with custom celeste touches throughout and a truly unique Campag/Sram E-Tap 4 speed gearing setup!
Friday May 4, 2018
As a lover of high end bikes, our reader Andy from Connecticut was always going to get a special bike when he went bike shopping but instead of just another off the shelf option he instead went all out with a sweet custom Favaloro Puma XLIGHT from Italy decked out with full Campag Super Record of course. Bellissimo!
Friday April 6, 2018
This Trek is a special bike for many reasons: it has suspension, it has ridden Paris-Roubaix, it's an ex-team bike and it holds great memories of a wonderful man who is no longer with us. Martin Clark put the bike together in memory of his friend and took it back to Roubaix.
Friday March 2, 2018
Today's reader is Aaron from Australia who has recently added to his ever growing stable of Specialized bikes with a new Allez Sprint LTD in bright pink which certainly doesn't go unnoticed on the roads down under.
Friday February 16, 2018
Today's rig is a Cervélo S3 that was bought as a frame only back in 2011 but has received some classy upgrades to put it easily on par with more modern machines. Built up with SRAM Red and some sweet carbon rims from Fairwheelbikes the bike weighs in at a very light 6.32 kg to make it a great climbing and flats bike for owner Twain from San Francisco.
Saturday January 27, 2018
After Ed Hood's look at some stunning track bikes from the 80s, today we look at an iconic Readers' Rig. A custom steel effort with a difference, based on a Shimano promotional poster from the '80s. With the frame copied perfectly from the poster the owner himself then hit the spraybooth to paint his creation with the result being such a cool bike that Shimano themselves bought it and now have it displayed in their bike museum in Japan!
Friday January 12, 2018
To celebrate his fiftieth birthday, Richard from Sheffield in the U.K treated himself to a beautiful custom bike from the guys at Field Cycles that he tried to build up with as many local components as possible all the while keeping the bike modern, classy and sporty. Objective achieved I'd say.
Friday November 24, 2017
Today's reader Peter from California has owned a massive 40+ bikes since the cycling bug bit him but he thinks his custom Firefly Ti/Carbon Road could well be his last...
Friday November 17, 2017
‘Strugnell’ and ‘Reilly’ those names will look familiar to you if you’re a Readers’ Rigs regular. Last year we featured Karl Strugnell’s 2017 titanium gem by Mark Reilly but for 2018 he’s succumbed to the ‘black stuff’ – yes, shiny ‘Ti’ has been shelved for matt ‘C’.
Friday November 10, 2017
They say once you ride titanium you'll be hooked for life and that certainly seems the case with today's reader Dave from Portland. His Merlin Works is the third titanium bike he's owned - will it be his forever bike?
Friday October 27, 2017
It’s not every day that you get to pen a Readers' Rig piece for an old club mate, friend and multi-champion, but when Graham McGarrity purchased his striking Cipollini Bond it was time to, 'have a word'.
Friday October 20, 2017
Today's Readers' Rigs machine is possibly a record breaker for this column. No it's not the fastest, not the prettiest and certainly not the lightest machine we've had featured but this Lotus Supreme is quite possibly the longest owned rig being bought by owner Mario way back in 1985 and ridden almost daily since.
Monday September 11, 2017
We love it when Readers' Rigs alumni come back to the column years after their first appearance on Pez so when David from New York got in contact it was easy to say 'yes' to another Readers' Rigs feature with him - especially when he sent us in some pics of his new ride, a sweet, custom made titanium Seven Axiom SL fitted out with Sram etap.
Friday July 28, 2017
We've had a few nice Litespeed bikes featured here in Readers' Rigs over the years but today's reader John takes the prize as the oldest Litespeed rig featured being a 'Team Issue' bike from back in 2000 that he's lovingly cared for and ridden for the last 17 years.
Friday June 30, 2017
Today's Readers' Rigs is no latest generation show pony carbon wonderbike, instead it's a Real Steel semi-custom from the folks at Serrotta that has proven a worthy Rig for its owner Brock who has owned his bike for 17 years now...
Friday June 9, 2017
Many of us ride Chinese made bikes but not many of us actually bought them in China like today's Reader, Phillip from Australia did. Whilst working and living in Shanghai Phillip decided to get himself a custom titanium 'Falco' that he now is enjoying back home on the country roads of Victoria, Australia.